The Camberwell Kitchen Supper Club

2nd March 2014
I’ve never been to a supper club before. I have seen loads that I would be interested in attending, but for one reason or another I’ve just never managed to get to one. Bestie is into clean eating (see her Facebook page here) and she has been to The Camberwell Kitchen supper club before and invited me as her date for the event held in February.

Run by Rosie and her boyfriend Ant from their cosy flat in Camberwell, this is a gluten free supper club, but anyone is welcome. (On the night we went, there were only two around the table of twelve that had any special dietary needs!) The supper club has been voted one of the top five supper clubs by the Guardian and tickets are pretty scarce.

We were welcomed with a rhubarb and ginger cocktail very reminiscent of a Moscow Mule. A gorgeous pink colour and the ginger very warming on such a cold winter’s night. We settled in and got to know the rest of the diners. I have to admit that I was a little nervous of sitting around a dinner table with a bunch of strangers – for me sharing a meal is something very intimate – but we were quickly put at ease by the lovely Rosie.  Along with the cocktail we were served with a delicious little bite – chicken with taman, avocado, pickled ginger and sesame.

To start we had steamed mussels in Thai green coconut milk and gluten free soda bread. I couldn’t detect any spice, but the broth was really tasty. The bowls they were presented in were absolutely beautiful and Rosie mentioned that they brought them back from Istanbul after one of their holidays.

 
Our main course was slow cooked organic pork belly with roasted sweet potato quinoa and crispy kale crisps. The pork belly was absolutely stunning and the crackling could not have been more perfect! In last week’s episode of ‘My Kitchen Rules’ Lorraine Pascal said that she wanted to hear a distinct crunch all around the table from the crackling that was served and that is exactly how it went around this dinner table. Crunch, crunch, crunch. I actually asked for another helping it was that good! The quinoa was made even better with a little drizzle from the cooking juices of the pork and all in all, it was a really enjoyable dish.


For our dessert we had a chocolate pot with ginger biscuit. I’m not usually one for desserts, but this was so decadent that I couldn’t stop and before I knew it, I had eaten the lot!

I admit I had my reservations about attending a gluten free supper club. I thought the food would be boring ‘health food’, but in actual fact it was incredible and probably what I would order in a restaurant anyway.  I was totally inspired by Rosie & Ant and I absolutely love what they have going on! Who knows, maybe there will even be a “Sam the food fan” supper club soon?! 
 
The Camberwell Kitchen runs once a month and tickets cost £25 per head and include a welcome cocktail and three courses. BYOB. 

Tickets available here:

http://glutenfreerosie.com/the-camberwell-kitchen-supper-club/

http://www.edibleexperiences.com/p/4042055/The-Camberwell-Kitchen/1001/The-Camberwell-Kitchen-glutenfree-supper-club

Until we eat again! 

Read more about The Camberwell Kitchen (gluten-free supper club) on Edible Experiences

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